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I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. Before going freelance, I was MIT Technology Review’s material science editor; and I graduated from MIT’s Science Writing program in 2004.
Oxford Nanopore’s approach reads longer stretches of DNA at once—and could more accurately spot structural variations linked to certain diseases.
A startup says its test can distinguish between subtypes of lung cancer.
A nine-nanometer device shows that nanotubes could be a viable alternative to silicon as electronics get even tinier.
A memory-storage element made at IBM Research points to future computing systems built atom by atom.
Large sheets made from carbon nanotubes could lead to lighter aircraft and more resilient space probes.
A new material, patterned at the nanoscale, absorbs a broad spectrum of light and could make thin-film solar cells more efficient.
A performance boost for “small-molecule” solar cells could make the materials more practical.
Agradis wants to use genomics to develop plants that could yield more material for biofuels.
Designed to teach math to students in poor countries, the device will be the first to use a new energy-efficient computing strategy.
A stretchy binder material that’s compatible with existing factories could help electric cars and portable electronics go 30 percent longer.